candlestick

1853


The Collected Letters, Volume 28


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TC TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND ; 25 November 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18531125-TC-GCRLF-01; CL 28: 323


TC TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND

About a dozen years ago, I had some occasional intercourse with the late Mr Hume;1 who used to call upon me (not to much purpose) for advice or encouragement about his Poems &c. He was then a young man of cheerful, innocent and amiable ways; not without vivacity of intellect, and a perceptible talent for Scotch verses. For the rest, I always understood him to be assiduous in his professional business, and a man of perfect respectability in all his social relations. Of Mrs Hume2 I only heard; heard, however, nothing but good.

T. Carlyle

5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea

25 Novr, 1853—